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Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Photo: David Allen: The Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is a medium-sized bird species characterized by its pale grayish-brown plumage, a distinctive black "collar" or crescent-shaped mark on the back of its neck, and red eyes. It belongs to the family Columbidae and is native to Europe and Asia. Collared Doves are known for their soft and cooing calls and are often found in urban and suburban areas.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.3
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 100
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Photo: David Allen: The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small, colorful passerine bird native to Europe. It is characterized by its vibrant blue and yellow plumage and is often found in gardens and woodlands. Blue Tits are known for their acrobatic and agile behavior, frequently seen hanging upside down while foraging for insects and seeds.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 800
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Photo: David Allen:
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), is a small to medium-sized bird species that belongs to the thrush family (Turdidae). It is known for its distinctive and melodious song, which includes repeated phrases.

The Song Thrush is brownish in color with a speckled chest and has a habit of smashing snail shells against rocks to extract the snail inside, which is a notable behavior of this bird.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 800
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Photo: David Allen: The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a large, distinctive bird of prey commonly found near bodies of water worldwide. It is known for its striking appearance, featuring white plumage on its head and underparts, contrasted by dark brown or black feathers on its wings and back. Ospreys have a distinctive black eye stripe and a hooked beak. One of the remarkable characteristics of ospreys is their diet, primarily consisting of fish. They are excellent fish hunters and are often observed hovering over water bodies before diving feet-first to catch their prey. Their talons are specially adapted for grasping fish, and they are able to rotate fish in their grip for aerodynamic flight.

Ospreys are known for their impressive nests, which they build in high and secluded locations, such as on cliffs, telephone poles, or specially designed platforms. They are known for their strong migratory instincts, with many populations undertaking long-distance migrations between their breeding and wintering grounds.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 400
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Photo: David Allen: The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a large wading bird commonly found in wetland habitats. It is characterized by its tall and slender body, long neck, and dagger-like bill. The plumage of the grey heron is mostly gray with white on its head and neck. This bird is known for its slow and graceful flight, often seen soaring majestically or standing still in shallow water, patiently waiting to catch fish or other aquatic prey with its sharp beak. It's a widespread and easily recognizable waterfowl species.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 100
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Photo: David Allen: The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small, colorful passerine bird native to Europe. It is characterized by its vibrant blue and yellow plumage and is often found in gardens and woodlands. Blue Tits are known for their acrobatic and agile behavior, frequently seen hanging upside down while foraging for insects and seeds.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 800
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Photo: David Allen: The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is easily recognized by its striking black and white plumage. These woodpeckers are known for their drumming sounds and can often be found in woodlands, parks, and gardens where they forage for insects and larvae by tapping and drilling into tree trunks. They also nest in tree cavities, often reusing the same site in subsequent years.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 400
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Photo David Allan Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a small and brightly coloured bird. Its plumage features a vibrant combination of yellow and black, with striking red patches on its face and wings. Goldfinches are known for their cheerful and melodic song, which is often heard during the summer months. They are often seen flitting between shrubs and trees, feeding on seeds and small insects.
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Photo David Allan The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) is a small bird native to the United Kingdom. It has a vibrant plumage with a blue-grey cap and a pinkish breast. Chaffinches are commonly found in woodlands, gardens, and parks..
Author: Picasa
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Photo David Allan The Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a small to medium-sized bird of prey found in the UK. It has a compact body with a short, rounded tail and broad wings. The male Sparrowhawk has blue-grey upperparts and orange-barred underparts, while the female has brown upperparts and brown-streaked underparts. Both sexes have striking yellow eyes and powerful, hooked beaks. They are skilled hunters, preying primarily on small birds, often ambushing them with great speed and agility. Sparrowhawks are commonly found in woodlands, gardens, and urban areas, where they use their stealth and sharp vision to catch their avian prey.
Author: Picasa
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Photo: Tom Russell The Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) is a small, agile bird found in the United Kingdom. It is easily recognized by its distinctive blue-grey upperparts, chestnut underparts, and black eye stripe. Nuthatches are known for their unique behavior of creeping down trees headfirst, using their strong bills to extract insects and seeds from crevices in the bark. They have a lovely flute-like call and are often seen exploring woodlands and gardens for food.
Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)
Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)
Photo: Tom Russell The Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris) is a small passerine bird found in the United Kingdom. It has a distinctive black cap and bib on its white face, with a brownish-grey body and wings. The bird's plumage is generally duller compared to its close relative, the willow tit. The marsh tit inhabits woodlands, marshes, and gardens, where it feeds on insects, seeds, and nuts. Its song is a series of high-pitched notes, and it is a relatively shy and elusive bird.
Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) (female)
Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) (female)
Photo: Tom Russell The Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) is a small, colourful bird. It is renowned for its striking appearance, with a distinctive pinkish-red breast and cheeks, contrasting against a dark blue-grey back and wings. The male bullfinch displays a more vibrant red color on its breast compared to the female, which has a more muted tone. This species typically inhabits woodlands, gardens, and shrublands, where it feeds on seeds, berries, and buds. The melodious song of the bullfinch adds to its charm, making it a beloved sight for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts in the UK and beyond.
Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) (male)
Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) (male)
Photo: Tom Russell The Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) is a small, colourful bird. It is renowned for its striking appearance, with a distinctive pinkish-red breast and cheeks, contrasting against a dark blue-grey back and wings. The male bullfinch displays a more vibrant red color on its breast compared to the female, which has a more muted tone. This species typically inhabits woodlands, gardens, and shrublands, where it feeds on seeds, berries, and buds. The melodious song of the bullfinch adds to its charm, making it a beloved sight for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts in the UK and beyond.
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Photo Tom Russell The Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is a small to medium-sized bird of prey found in the UK. It has a compact body with a short, rounded tail and broad wings. The male Sparrowhawk has blue-grey upperparts and orange-barred underparts, while the female has brown upperparts and brown-streaked underparts.

Both sexes have striking yellow eyes and powerful, hooked beaks. They are skilled hunters, preying primarily on small birds, often ambushing them with great speed and agility. Sparrowhawks are commonly found in woodlands, gardens, and urban areas, where they use their stealth and sharp vision to catch their avian prey.
Cormorant
Cormorant
Cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae) one of a family of approximately 40 species of aquatic birds commonly known as cormorants and shags.

A large, black, and conspicuous waterbird, the cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear reptilian.
Aperture: 1.8
Camera: moto g(6)
Iso: 100
Orientation: 1
Red kite (Milvus milvus)
Red kite (Milvus milvus)
The red kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers.
Author: Mark Ferris
Orientation: 1